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to president obama, and now it turns out, it was the f.b.i. that discovered the relationship was with his biographer. homeland security correspondent bob orr is standing by in washington tonight. good evening, bob. >> reporter: good evening, jim. well, david petraeus is one of america's most decorated and reveered generals. as head of the c.i.a., he was in charge of the nation's most sensitive operations, but the ridgedly disciplined p/e was hiding his own dark secret. sources say c.i.a. director david petraeus was never the target of an f.b.i. investigation but when his name surfaced in another probe, agents became concerned that petraeus, or his e-mail accounts, may have been compromised. it all began a few months ago when a female acquaintance of the c.i.a. director received a series of harassing e-mails which apparently referenced petraeus. the woman, who sources say is not a government official, notified the f.b.i. federal agents quickly traced those e-mails back to petraeus' biographer, paula broadwell. a further investigation then revealed evidence of an extra marital affair, inclu
-mails and the investigation that ultimately brought down cia director david petraeus. bob orr on how an f.b.i. security check stumbled upon an extra marital affair. >> reporter: cia david petraeus was never the target of a probe but when he came up in another probe there were concern his e-mail was compromised. a woman received a series of harassing e-mails which referenced petraeus. she notified the f.b.i.. federal agents traced those e-mails back to petraeus's bio grapher. then there was evidence of an extra marital affair including numerous e-mails between petraeus and broadwell. broadwell spent time with him in afghanistan doing research for her book. all in, general petraeus. she's a married mother of two children. >> i'm not in love with him, but he does present a terrific role model for people. >> reporter: petraeus who is a married father of two publicly praised his wife holly during his senate hearing. >> she is an army wife, mother, and advocate for military families. i have been blessed to have her in my corner for 37 years and 23 moves and i appreciate the opportunity this afternoon to recognize
. cbs news and several other agencies have now confirmed that the f.b.i. got on to this after a third woman told them she had received threatening e-mails from the woman he has reported to have had the affair with. so i guess i would just simply start, do you have any additional information to any of this? >> no, not really. i was just as surprised and from a national point of view, general petraeus turned around iraq. we were losing in iraq when he took over. we had it in awe good spot. unfortunately, i think the obama administration fumbled the ball with iraq. but he turned iraq around. he was a great general, and his resignation is a loss for the country. but i understand why he had to resign. >> schieffer: there are all these stories, these pieces of it that are now coming affect, that now there seems to be another woman who was involved, and she went to the f.b.i. because she was frightened of these e-mails. do you-- do you think there ought to be a congressional investigation to sort this out, or is it best to just go on and leave it where it is? >> well, if there's no effect of
the fbi investigated the e-mails and uncovered the relationship. they were concerned petraeus' computer was compromised. the observers say he resigned because he believed this was the right thing to do. >> i think there was probably a calculus on the part of the director's you know math here to say this will come out, some way, some time. not a time under my control and i've got thousands of employees who i hold to one standard and when it does come out they're going to say, why isn't this the standard the office was held to? >> members of the house intelligence committee say they'll meet with the fbi to find out more about their investigation. >>> well, this veterans' day weekend, there are some additional hope for those former military members whose service included costly sacrifice. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec shows us the pioneering program that's getting amputees to excel in the most rigorous physical challenges. >> reporter: veteran david lad was injured in iraq in 2006. >> can we just not go there? >> reporter: he doesn't want to talk about it but will talk about how he's felt si
. >> and the biographer who got too close to her subject. new revelations in the fbi e-mail probe that brought down america's most famous general. >> we existed day by day until we could get home. >> they fought for our freedom. today, we are honoring our service members. the bay area tributes on this veterans day. we'll be right back. ,, this time - at an assisted living facility. brown: headache!.. ((butt t) all of the sudden you got me people than you can feed and what else can we expecth a new democratic supermajory in sacramento. "if you didn't try your bes, people were going to die." and honoring the men and won who went to war. the welcome back to eyewitness news this morning. the time is _ _ _. it's sunday, nover 11-th. good morning, i'm phl matier. i'm anne makovec. a lot to k about in the next half-hour. (chat about stories, upcomig guests) >>> welcome back to eyewitness news. we're looking at a cold stao our sunday morning. we saw frost advisories we have a lot to take about in the next half hour. power shift in sacramento and washington, d.c. chair of republican party will be here. i'm
of the f.b.i. former petraeus spokesman says that the retired general is in his words truly remorseful. bob orr will bring us the latest on petraeus' resignation in just a few minutes. president obama can add florida to the list of states he won election day. state officials yesterday announced mr. obama captured 50% of the to mitt romney's 49.1%. in beverly hills yesterday the blue and white beginningham dress that judy garland wore was sold for $480,000. it was a major upset in college football yesterday. number one, alabama, lost to texas a&m. crimson threatenedded to turn the tide in the fourth quarter but this pass was intercepted and texas a&m held on to beat the previously undefeated crimson tide 29-24. now for today's weather. the coasts are clear and mild. but a line of thunderstorms is working its way across the country. the forecast for the week ahead shows more rain as well as seasonable cooldown in most parts. coming,, ♪ [ female announcer ] nature exists on the grandest scale... ♪ ...and in the tiniest details. ♪ and sometimes both. nature valley granola thins pack the b
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